Arts & Entertainment


April 16 sees the launch of the latest initiative from the somewhat under-the-radar Japan Foundation – Japanese Cinema Week. Catering to both children, with 2.30pm screenings throughout the holidays, and adults, with a later 6.30pm session, the week will showcase some of the best cinema to come out of Japan, both in recent years and some old classics. The line-up is diverse; from stunningly produced anime favourites such as Porco Rosso, Floating Weeds, and Ocean Waves for the kids, to the later adult screenings of a blend of genres, including comedy (Tora San: Tora San’s New Romance, Big Man Japan), action (Aragami), and drama (Streets of Shame, Floating Weeds). All films will be screened in Japanese with English subtitles, so at the kids flicks its a nice chance to see the animes without the dubbing so often imposed on them. Catch Japanese Cinema Week at the Japan Foundation.


April 16 – 20, 2.30pm and 6.30pm, Japan Foundation Multipurpose Room, Shop 23, Level 1, Chifley Plaza, Chifley Square, Sydney, free entry, but bookings essential,, 02 8239 0055